Origin: Japan
Genres: Hard Rock
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Concerto Moon  


Japan has always had a soft spot for the sort of neoclassical hard rock/metal played by the likes of Yngwie Malmsteen, so it probably comes as a no surprise that a Japanese band influenced by said guitarist has enjoyed success in their homeland. Such is the case of Concerto Moon, a band formed in 1995 and with a string of albums released in the decade since. With the exception of vocalist Takao Ozaki (who often sings in Japanese and, either because of this or in spite of this, sounds a lot like any number of 80's Japanese metal vocalists), this band is as Western as they come, with strong resemblances to the aforementioned Yngwie as well as bands such as Royal Hunt and Rainbow.

Current Members

Atsushi Kuze

vocals

Norifumi Shima

guitars

Toshiyuki Sugimori

bass

Toshiyuki Koike

keyboards

Masayuki Osada

drums

Former Members/Guests

Takao Ozaki

vocals

Takashi Inoue

vocals

Kosako Mitani

bass

Takanobu Kimoto

bass

Osamu Harada

keyboards

Ichiro Nagai

drums


Discography



(MCD) Live Concerto 
1997 Mandrake Root
  1. Change My Heart
  2. Holy Child
  3. Hold On ( To Feeling)
  4. Unstill Night
  5. Second War In Heaven
  • Takao Ozaki
  • Norifumi Shima
  • Kosako Mitani
  • Osamu Harada
  • Ichiro Nagai




Fragments Of The Moon 
1998 VAP
  1. Alone In Paradise
  2. Run To The Sky
  3. Cry For Freedom
  4. Holy Child
  5. Hold On (To Feeling)
  6. Midwinter Night
  7. Over The Century
  8. Take You To The Moon
  • Takao Ozaki
  • Norifumi Shima
  • Kosako Mitani
  • Osamu Harada
  • Ichiro Nagai




From Father To Son 
1998
  1. Dream Chaser
  2. Surrender
  3. Moonlight After The Rain
  4. Inside Story
  5. One And Only
  6. From Father To Son
  7. Somewhere In Time
  8. The Last Betting
  9. Into The Fire
  10. Change My Heart
  • Takao Ozaki
  • Norifumi Shima
  • Kosako Mitani
  • Toshiyuki Koike
  • Ichiro Nagai




Rainforest 
2000 Limb Music
  1. Prologue
  2. Time To Die
  3. Lonely Last Journey
  4. Fight To The Death
  5. Half Way To The Sun
  6. Rain Forest
  7. Unstill Night
  8. Live On The Memory
  9. Victim Of Desire
  10. Picture Of An Old Man
  11. Break It Down
  • Takao Ozaki
  • Norifumi Shima
  • Kosako Mitani
  • Toshiyuki Koike
  • Ichiro Nagai




The End Of The Beginning: Live In Tokyo 
2001 Limb Music
  1. Time To Die
  2. Fight To The Death
  3. King Of The Judas
  4. Lonely Last Journey
  5. Victim Of Desire
  6. Alone In Paradise
  7. From Father To Son
  8. Take You To The Moon
  9. Surrender
  10. Unstill Night
  11. When The Moon Cries
  12. Norman Island ()
  13. When The Moon Cries (off Vocal Version)
  • Takao Ozaki
  • Norifumi Shima
  • Kosako Mitani
  • Toshiyuki Koike
  • Ichiro Nagai




Gate Of Triumph 
2001 VAP
  • Takao Ozaki
  • Norifumi Shima
  • Kosako Mitani
  • Toshiyuki Koike
  • Ichiro Nagai




Destruction And Creation  COMPILATION
2002 VAP
  1. Unstill Night
  2. King Of The Judas
  3. Lonely Last Journey
  4. Dream Chaser
  5. Holy Child
  6. Half Way To The Sun
  7. From Father To Son
  8. Fight To The Death
  9. Change My Heart
  10. Out Of Deep Freeze
  11. Angels In Black
  12. Second War In Heaven




Life On The Wire 
2003 VAP
  1. Strangers
  2. It"s Not Over
  3. We Get Together
  4. Stand By The Window
  5. Climb Up
  6. Eye For An Eye
  7. Guard You Close
  8. No Problem
  9. The Answer
  10. Cheating Fortune Teller
  11. When Time Run Out
  12. Glorious Death
  • Takao Ozaki
  • Norifumi Shima
  • Kosako Mitani
  • Toshiyuki Koike
  • Ichiro Nagai




Live: Once In A Lifetime 
2003 VAP
  1. Waiting For Coming Strikes
  2. Strangers
  3. From Father To Son
  4. Cheating Fortune Teller
  5. Guard You Close
  6. Climb Up
  7. King Of The Judas
  8. No Problem
  9. We Get Together
  10. Alone In The Paradise "01
  11. Over And Over
  12. Glorious Death
  13. Change My Heart
  • Takao Ozaki
  • Norifumi Shima
  • Kosako Mitani
  • Toshiyuki Koike
  • Ichiro Nagai




(EP) Concerto Moon 
2004 VAP
  1. Concerto Moon
  2. Target In The Spider"s Web
  3. Silent Rage
  4. Spread Despair
  5. Like A Beast
  • Takao Ozaki
  • Norifumi Shima
  • Kosako Mitani
  • Toshiyuki Koike
  • Ichiro Nagai




After The Double Cross 
2004 VAP
  1. 30 Min. In The Darkness
  2. Waiting For A Miracle
  3. Find The Key
  4. Found In This City
  5. The Gladiator
  6. Fall Down
  7. Where are You?
  8. Puppet In The Mirror
  9. Tell Everything
  10. Smooth Dancer
  11. Point Of Know Return
  12. Hiroshima Mon Amour
  13. Too Much Love Will Kill You
  14. I Surrender
  • Takao Ozaki
  • Norifumi Shima
  • Kosako Mitani
  • Toshiyuki Koike
  • Ichiro Nagai




Decade Of The Moon  COMPILATION
2008 VAP
  1. Alone in the Paradise
  2. Run to the Sky
  3. Over the Century
  4. Take You to the Moon 01
  5. Change My Heart
  6. Surrender
  7. Dream Chaser
  8. The Last Betting
  9. From Father to Son
  10. Time to Die
  11. Lonely Last Journey
  12. Victim of Desire
  13. Unstill Night
  14. To Die for
  15. Over and Over
  16. Strangers
  17. Its Not Over
  18. The Answer
  19. Glorious Death
  20. 30 Min.in the Darkness
  21. Find the Key
  22. Like A Beast
  23. The Gladiator
  24. Concerto Moon
  25. Change My Heart (Indies Omnibus Ban G So)
  26. Breaker
  27. Surrender (Guitar Extended Ver.)
  28. Highway Star
  29. To Die for (Demo)
  30. Gate of Triumph (Demo)
  31. A Battlefield to Nowhere
  32. The Gladiator (Demo)
  33. Its Not over (Nagata Audition Take Ver)
  34. Rain Forest




Rise From Ashes 
2008 VAP
  1. Lies and betrayal
  2. Not by chance
  3. Hope above all
  4. Break free
  5. Almighty wings
  6. Savior in greed
  7. The distant light
  8. Hungry heart
  9. Find the road
  10. In search for answers
  11. Pain in my heart
  12. Mr. Weathercock
  • Takashi Inoue
  • Norifumi Shima
  • Takanobu Kimoto
  • Toshiyuki Koike
  • Masayuki Osada

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Live From Ashes 
2009 VAP




Angel Of Chaos 
2010 Triumph
  1. The Earth Dies Screaming
  2. Angel Of Chaos
  3. Lost In The Dark
  4. Right Here, Right Now
  5. Gone
  6. Dance With The Ghosts
  7. Plectrum
  8. Let Me Stay Here
  9. Live To Win
  10. Just Before Midnight
  11. Stand Up And Fight
  12. The Voice Of My Heart
  • Takashi Inoue
  • Norifumi Shima
  • Toshiyuki Sugimori
  • Masayuki Osada




Live For Today, Hope For Tomorrow  LIVE
2011
  1. The Earth Dies Screaming
  2. Angel Of Chaos
  3. Lost In The Dark
  4. Lies And Betrayal
  5. Run To The Sky
  6. Half Way To The Sun
  7. Dance With Tth Ghosts
  8. The Last Betting
  9. Live To Win
  10. Victim Of Desire
  11. Almighty Wings
  12. Plectrum
  13. Change My Heart
  14. Right Here, Right Now
  15. From Father To Son
  16. Stand Up And Fight
  17. It's Not Over
  18. Alone In Paradaise
  19. Concerto Moon
  20. Time To Die




Savior Never Cry 
2011 Triumph
  1. Savior Never Cry
  2. Stright From The heart
  3. The Shining Light Of The Moon
  4. Stay In My Heart
  5. Lay Down Your Life(To Be Free)
  6. Over The Fear
  7. Lovers Again
  8. In My Dream
  9. Don't Leave Me Now
  10. Chasing The Devil
  11. Slash The Lies (Bonus Track)
  • Atsushi Kuze
  • Norifumi Shima
  • Toshiyuki Sugimori
  • Masayuki Osada


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